Pousada de Condeixa-a-Nova, Sta. Cristina
The now Pousada was once the home of the noble family of Almadas, which was built in the sixteenth century. Over many years it has hosted a number of distinct noble Europeans.
The Condeixa lands were given to the Monastery of Santa Cruz of Coimbra by D. Afonso Henriques.
A sixteenth century building
The Pousada de Condeixa-a-Nova, Santa Cristina, is found in the palace that once belonged to the noble family of Almadas, built sometime in the sixteenth century.
The Pousada owes its name to Saint Cristina, a young pilgrim martyr who after being baptized refused to offer sacrifices to the god Apollo.
This stunning hotel in Condeixa is found within 2 km from Portugal’s main motorway (A1: Lisbon - Porto), near the historical university city of Coimbra and from Conimbriga, one of the most important and best conserved Roman ruins in Europe.
Its decor and the tranquillity of the gardens hold good reasons to visit and revisit this charming hotel. Besides the large grassy garden landscape, it offers an outdoor pool - an ideal place to spend a few days at one with nature.